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Youth health

Young people have specific health needs that stem from the physical, behavioural, psychological and cognitive developments they are experiencing.

These include sexual health, mental health, information and advice regarding alcohol and drugs, body image, nutrition and injury prevention.

We can improve young people’s wellbeing and shape the future health of the population by investing in youth health. This will have significant social and economic benefits to the community in the long term.


Reports

Reports

Youth health seminar

Report on discussion themes and outcomes

Speaking out about youth health

Position statement on youth health

Young people's experiences with health services

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

Adolescent health

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

The health of Aboriginal children and young people in Western Australia

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Obesity and its impacts on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Submissions

Submissions

Submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review, August 2017

Recommendation regarding HEADSS Adolescent Psychosocial Risk Assessments

Letter - Western Australian Youth Health Policy, September 2016

Letter of support for the development of the Western Australian Youth Health Policy

Submission to Senate Select Committee on School Funding Investment

Submission to the Department of Health, May 2015

WA Disability Health Framework 2015-2025

More Information

More Information

Foetal alcohol syndrome: Fitzroy Valley leader June Oscar hopes study brings long-term change

Ms June Oscar AO, 720 ABC Radio Perth

Events

Events

Vulnerability Speaker Series 2018

The series brings together national and distinguished WA leaders to explore new approaches to address the challenges facing vulnerable WA children and young people and inform effective responses.

Thinker in Residence 2016-17

The 2016-17 Thinker in Residence was e-mental health researcher and advocate Professor Jane Burns. Professor Jane Burns is Professor of Innovation and Industry at The University of Sydney in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her work focuses on driving practical and positive change in the community and the mental health sector, with a priority on uniting young people with researchers, practitioners and innovators to explore the role of technology in improving mental health programs and services.

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